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Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

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shell
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

I had a tram flap recon and I've never had a mammogram on this breast.

Hope I never have to have one on that side as like Ostrich I don't fancy having it done, ever.

Kelley
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

I had a Diep but have always had mammograms. Ostrich, I didn't have an implant but my reconstructed breast didn't hurt at all unlike the real one!

ostrich
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

I have wondered this too as you can get recurrances in the "new" breast skin and I guess there is no way of getting every last bit of breast tissue out (like cleaning out a grapefruit?) however the very thought of someone squishing my "new" boob (LD recon and implant in Sept) makes me feel sick. I dont think I could face it. I would be interested to hear what others' experiences are - whether they have had them, how it felt etc.

Bahons2
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

Hi

I first had bc in 1993 and had a right mastectomy. Had a tram flap recon in 1996. Surgeon said that with this technique there was no breast tissue left, and I've never had a mammogram on it - would whether you needed a mammogram depend on what sort of recon you had? I imagine that in my case, with a new breast composed entirely of skin, fat and muscle from my stomach, there would be no point.....and would a mammogram pick up anomalies in a recon breast as readily as in a normal one anyway?

Just a few thoughts....

S

lmlauder
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

I have been wondering this aswell. I suppose better safe than sorry. I mean you might get a floater from some where else. Im worried about timing I was reconstructed on Sept 18 due for mammo Dec 18, I see surgeon 1st so I suppose he will advise.

Kelley
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

I have always had mammograms in my reconstructed breast. Better safe than sorry as there may still be breast tissue there.

debbi
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Re: Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

hiya,I was told by the breast nurses that you dont need mammograms on recons,i recently found a lump in mine(tram flap) and had an ultrasound on it.other people will prob know more than me on this as they do on everything else I comment about,your best thing is to ask breast nurse yourself.

regards debbi. x

chalee
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Mammogram on reconstructed breast.

I heard recently of someone having a mammogram on her reconstructed side. Is this common? I thought there wasn't any breast tissue left to worry about after a mastectomy.